India yesterday sent a strong message to the International human rights and peace organisations who are batting for Rohingya Muslims. The international conference on Sustainable Development Goals was held in Indonesia which surprisingly included the Rohingya issue in the conference. The international committee decided to condemn the Myanmar government attack on Rohingya Muslims and called it inappropriate action. The forum sought all countries to sign a declaration against Myanmar.
But India has strongly refused to sign the declaration and stood in solidarity with Myanmar defending their action against Rohingyas.
The Indian Parliamentary delegation lead by Lok Sabha Speak Mrs Sumitra Mahajan distanced themselves from ‘Bali Declaration’ adopted at the ‘World Parliamentary Forum on Sustainable Development’ held in Indonesia.
The press release issued by Lok Sabha Secretariat said “This was in view of the fact that the declaration, which was to be adopted at the conclusion of the Forum, was not in line with the agreed global principles of ‘sustainable development.”
The Indian delegation said the purpose of convening the Parliamentary forum was to arrive at mutual consensus for implementation of SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) which requires inclusive and broad-based development processes, and Bali Declaration was not in par with these principles which is why India has refused to sign the declaration. Therefore, the proposed reference to the violence in Rakhine state in the declaration was considered as not consensus-based and inappropriate.
India said, “Never before ‘country-specific’ issues have been included in the declaration as these dilute the objective of these Forums which require unity and focussed efforts of all the countries,” the press release said.
This is definitely a very strong message against so called human rights activists and International peace forums which are pressurizing India to provide refugee status to Illegal Rohingya Muslims. The government of India has taken the right stance keeping the security of the country in mind. It is time these illegal Rohingya people are deported ASAP before they join hands with terror organizations.